This week's reader's request movie review is from Camie's Kitties! They wanted me to review Disney's "That Darn Cat." Thanks, guys! This is a totally PAWSOME movie!
That Darn Cat (1965)
Directed By: Robert Stevenson
Written By: Gordon Gordon
It takes a Siamese secret agent to unravel the PURR-fect crime!
The star of this movie is an apple-head Siamese named D.C. - short for "Darn Cat," which was given to him by the dadbean of the house. The parent beans are gone on a long vacation, just leaving D.C. in charge of the two girlbeans - Patti (Hayley Mills) and Ingrid (Dorothy Provine). D.C. is a fearless explorer and hunter, and nightly goes out to raid neighboring homes and fish markets for yummy goodies. One night while he is out on his nightly patrol, he follows a man to an apartment in order to steal the fresh fish he has just bought - only to find out that he has stumbled upon two bank robbers and their kidnapped hostage! The hostage is a brave lady who works as a teller at the bank the two men robbed. She gives D.C. skritches and then scratches a message on the back of her watch, placing it around D.C.'s neck. She just knows that D.C. is a smart and brave mancat, and that he will bring her help!
D.C. leaves the apartment and returns home. Luckily, Patti is wise in the ways of kitties and notices straight away that D.C.'s collar has been replaced by a lady's watch. Taking it off, she also notices that a message was scratched on the back . . . it looks like someone was trying to write "Help." (Patti is one smart girlbean!) Her sister Ingrid tells her she is imagining things, but Patti puts the news report of the kidnapped teller together with D.C.'s watch, and she just knows that D.C. is the clue to finding the bank robbers and the nice lady! Patti decides to take the matter to the FBI, and luckily they are desperate enough to believe that D.C. may be a lead. Agent Zeke Kelso (Dean Jones) is sent to monitor D.C. in an effort to follow him back to the robbers. As you would imagine, it is super hard for clumsy beans to trail a smart and limber kitty! To top it off, Zeke is allergic to kitties. You can just tell by the look in D.C.'s eyes that he knows this and takes delight in Zeke's constant sneezing.
Will D.C. lead the FBI to the bad men? Can D.C. save the nice ladybean? WILL D.C. EVER GET A FRESH FISHIE?!?!
I give this movie two paws up and a happy chirp. Not only does it star a handsome meezer, but it also is full of comedy, adventure, and suspense! D.C. is a brave and cunning mancat, and serves as a wonderful inspiration to mancats everywhere. D.C. is proof that we kitties can accomplish anything!